The BBC Audience Council is seeking the views of the public, including the community and voluntary sector, on BBC programmes and services at an informal discussion event on Friday, September 11 (12.30 to 2pm) at the Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown.
A spokesperson for the Council said it has a particular interest in views about BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle and BBC local news and current affairs services, to help inform a BBC Trust review that aims to assess how well these services are performing for their audiences and how they might develop in the future.
This is also an important time for the BBC with the current BBC Charter coming to an end in 2016 and a Government-led process of Charter Review underway. The Trust is consulting publicly to help inform the Charter Review process and the Council is very keen to hear local audiences’ views on the BBC and what they think it could, or should, look like for audiences in the future.
The discussion is open to anyone with an interest in the BBC, whether regular or occasional viewers and listeners, and participating as an individual or on behalf of a group – and all feedback is welcome whether positive, negative or somewhere in between.
The Audience Council’s role is to help ensure that the interests of audiences in Northern Ireland are taken into account in BBC decision-making. The Council is an advisory body of the BBC Trust – the governing body of the BBC.